cable drums & storage boxes

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Jeffrey Goff
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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:44 pm

Hi Allan, the stars should be easy to stencil, put some masking tape on to some plastic sheet or even a plastic bottle, making sure you overlap the tape on itself, pencil in the shape, and cut out with a scalpel or knife, peel the tape off the plastic and position where you want, making sure the edges are stuck to the model, spray with paint, peel off and use again, much better than decals
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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:22 pm

On the original side brackets for the cable drums, there was a cross member set on the slant, this acted to tie the two brackets together, and also aided in the drum removal, there was also a small lever to the inside, only on one side, I have added this detail to the four sets of brackets
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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:15 pm

Hi, just an update on the build, this part has been the most time consuming so far, re modeling the side brackets, making 8 opening hinges, 16 working locking levers, 4 new steel storage bins, and widening the cable drums, with straight sides, then I go to fit them and find that the brackets on the mud guards are to low, anyway after mouthing a few silent profanities, I stripped both pairs of mudguards off and started again, it was worth the effort and I have started to mount the drums
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Post by Allan Richards » Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:36 pm

You are certainly putting some work into this area. I am sure it will be spot on when you've completed the fitting. I'm still in the middle of wall papering so no progress on models this weekend.
Allan Richards

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